***Please note there will be a 10 minute waiting time at the meeting point; bus will depart sharply at 09:10am
Make your own way to the set meeting point to begin your journey. You will take a short ride to Cuernavaca located about an hour south of Mexico City, for a panoramic city tour. In the nineteenth century the city was nicknamed the "City of the Eternal Spring" for it’s warm weather and beautiful flowering trees. Many Mexico City residents have retired, relocated or simply have second homes here, and since the Aztec times, it has been a popular escape from Mexico City. The warm climate and abundant vegetation draw travellers from around the world. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of modern buildings such as Cortés Palace, Morelos monument and the Cathedral.
Next you will be transferred to Taxco, the "Silver City", a colonial city famous for its architectural beauty and for the craftsmanship of its silver workers. Looking out over the valley from it’s hilltop perch, Taxco’s cobblestone streets, old buildings and beautiful town squares hold hundreds of years of history. Visit the stunning Santa Prisca church, one of the most impressive in Mexico, dating from 1759, built by Jose de la Borda, a French immigrant who stumbled upon the Taxco silver mines making him one of the richest men in New Spain. Taxco today is known for its high quality of silver mines and extremely skilled craftsmen. You will have the chance to see and purchase silver pieces made by hand by skilled Mexican craftsmen.
Take your return trip back to Mexico City where your journey comes to an end.